Alice Barnes 'in a good place' ahead of double nationals defence

Alice Barnes wins stage 3
British national champion Alice Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) (Image credit: Setmana Ciclista Valenciana/Twitter)

Alice Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) heads into next week’s British National Championships as the defending champion in both the women’s road race and time trial, and the 26-year-old is hoping that her track record in Lincoln – where the championships will be held – will prove important as she hopes to retain her titles.

Barnes, currently building her form the Women’s Tour stage race, finished second to Lizzie Deignan in the women’s elite road race when the British Championships were held in Lincoln back in 2015, and she is also a two-time winner of the Lincoln Grand Prix.

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